It’s hard to escape the news (especially if you’re on this website, natch) that Transformers 3 star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been voted our Sexiest Woman in the world 2011.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala
Mysterious background dudes: happy

We’re pretty sure you guys have chosen wisely, because not only is she our number one, she’s also Maxim magazine’s favourite as well. They cunningly decided to release their list scant hours before ours, because they’re all American and their time zones are different.

Plus while they were all hard at work edging us out by a few hours, we were having fun partying with the most beautiful women we could find at the 100 Sexiest Party. So we reckon that we’re the real winners, even if our list was a little later than theirs. Plus our list is more definitive and made up of people we’ve actually heard of, so nyer.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala
Dresses: flimsy

A couple of days ago, we told you about the Costume Institute’s Annual Benefit Gala, and namely how Kristen Stewart (down to #13 from #6 last year) and Rihanna (this year’s #3, which is pretty good going) were there competing to see who could wear the dress with the highest cut up the leg.

Rihanna won hands down because she forgot to put an entire side on her dress, if you’re interested, but we neglected to mention that official sexiest woman in the world Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was also there with baldy hardman boyfriend Jason Statham. We’re really sorry about that.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Sultry

So why not look her being all coy and gorgeous and fabulously-dressed in these pictures, eh? We can pretend its two days ago, and everything will work out okay.